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Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Immersive technology innovators to gather in Toronto

Immersive technology innovators to gather in Toronto

A new conference aims to be the meeting ground for the nascent immersive technology industry. A new conference in late November aims to gather the professionals building new business with the tools of immersive computing: virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D, augmented reality, gesture technology, and more. Immersed will be November 23-24 in Toronto. Immersed is about […]

HP sets sights on 3D printing again with homegrown technology

HP sets sights on 3D printing again with homegrown technology

Reselling a Stratasys printer went nowhere; this time HP will come to market with a truly innovative platform. HP has introduced new 3D printing technology which it will bring to market over the next 15 months. HP Multi Jet Fusion is a technology based on its recently introduced Thermal Inkjet technology. It uses a new […]

3D printing forms basis of cougar stop-motion animation

3D printing forms basis of cougar stop-motion animation

Maya 3D, Adobe After Effects, and a Stratasys Fortus 360mc printer were the tools to create the short film. Recently graduated from Northumbria University (UK) with a degree in filmmaking, Fin Crowther found himself with time on his hands while looking for work. Crowther decided to take advantage of available technology and do a study […]

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

Corel and Dassault Systèmes both use the Ares CAD platform from Graebert Software as their foundational technology, enhancing it for their respective user bases. CorelCAD, one of two drafting products based on the Graebert Ares CAD platform, has released its 2015 update. Among the new features are dimensional constraints (parametrics), and a new user interface […]

AutoCAD Mac update brings feature set closer to Windows

AutoCAD Mac update brings feature set closer to Windows

Barely more than half of AutoCAD key features can now be found in the Mac version. Autodesk has updated AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac, bringing the Mac versions of the leading drafting software closer to its Windows counterpart. The new features in AutoCAD Mac 2015 means almost half of the features Autodesk […]

Award-winning Substance Painter exits beta

Award-winning Substance Painter exits beta

The 1.0 release adds an updated user interface and new shaders. Substance Painter, the award-winning particle painter for game asset creation, exits beta today with new features to help users more accurately depict age, decay, and fractures. The flagship product from French startup Allegorithmic won “Best New Application” in this year’s CG Awards from 3D […]

Kubotek adds part comparison to KeyCreator 2015   

Kubotek adds part comparison to KeyCreator 2015   

The first MCAD direct modeler to be acquired by a larger firm continues to be a popular tool in automotive design. Kubotek has added its CAD comparison technology to the 2015 release of KeyCreator. The KeyCreator Compare module was formerly distributed as a separate product.  The inclusion of CAD comparison technology makes KeyCreator the only […]

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

If you have a small company with a big idea on how to use GPU technology, there might be a check waiting for you at the next Nvidia GPU Technology Conference. Nvidia wants to hand somebody a check for $100,000. Not just anybody, but the CEO of a small company with a big idea on […]

TurboSite adds punch lists, satellite data markup to iPad field reporting app

TurboSite adds punch lists, satellite data markup to iPad field reporting app

Significant update also adds 2D PDF estimating, new positioning options, and more. TurboSite, the unique AEC field reporting software app for iPad and iPhone, turns 4.0 this week with a variety of new features, including punch lists, satellite and photo data markup, and PDF-based estimating. TurboSite, from long-time CAD vendor IMSI/Design, was first introduced in […]

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

With more than 6 million active users, Graebert has become a considerable force in DWG-compatible drafting. Graebert GmbH today announced its 2015 product line-up, which extends the triple-OS Ares Commander desktop CAD platform to the Android mobile OS.  Graebert sells Ares Commander as a dwg-compatible alternative to AutoCAD on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Graebert […]